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Unitec Vocational Pathway Scholarship

The Vocational Pathway Scholarships were established in 2019 to assist school leavers who complete at least one vocational pathway programme at Unitec and then choose to commence study at Unitec in a certificate, diploma or degree level programme. The scholarship is designed to help cover education related costs and provide an opportunity to connect to various induction and mentoring opportunities. 

Award value: $1,500 Number available: Varies
Provider: Unitec Institute of Technology
Contact: For general queries about scholarships - email our scholarships team
For help completing a scholarship application - book an appointment with our careers team

Opened 23 June 2023 | Closed 18 September - round 1, and 30 January - round 2. 

Eligibility criteria for Unitec Vocational Pathway Scholarships.

To be eligible for the Scholarship, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  • be  a domestic student, i.e., a New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident 
  • have exited secondary school or kura within the last 24 months
  • have completed at least one vocational pathway programme through the Unitec Pathways College during secondary school or kura
  • be starting in a programme from Level 3 to 8 (certificate, diploma, undergraduate degree, postgraduate certificate or diploma) that takes at least one semester of full-time study to complete

Learners need to show:

  • how their career aspirations influence what they plan to study at Unitec
  • motivation to succeed in their chosen programme of study
  • community involvement: commitment to benefiting or giving back to their local and/or Unitec communities. 
  • In addition to the above selection criteria, preference will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria: 
    • Māori
    • Pacific
    • Disabled and Neurodiverse Learners
    • First in family to pursue tertiary education
    • Students residing in Tāmaki Makaurau

Please read the Vocational Pathway Scholarship Regulations for more details.